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Awarding of Ilonggo entrepreneurs highlight "Go Negosyo"

Iloilo City (29 August) -- Outstanding Ilonggo entrepreneurs will be honored and given due recognition on September 12, 2008, as one of the highlights of the Go Negosyo Caravan to be held at the Rose Memorial Auditorium of the Central Philippine University in this city, starting at 8:00 a.m.

The one-day event is spearheaded by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) in partnership with the Iloilo Business Club and other corporate partners.

To be awarded are those entrepreneurs and micro entrepreneurs who have contributed positively to the community and inspired others with their negosyo stories. Also, they are those who rose from the challenges of life and served as role models in their respective areas of business.

Aside from recognizing local entrepreneurs, the Go Negosyo Caravan aims to create a nationwide entrepreneurial revolution by promoting an optimistic and entrepreneurial mindset among Filipinos as it goes to different cities all over the country.

"This is what Go Negosyo is all about telling everyone the good news, of finding redemption from poverty through entrepreneurship. In doing so, we hope to have an impact on the mindset of people and encourage them to be successful entrepreneurs. I believe that only after we inspire this nation and move the people to becoming entrepreneurs armed with proper values and motivation we can truly make our way out of poverty," said Joey Concepcion, founding trustee of the PCE in a press report.

Open to the public for free, the event will have negosyo consultations and forums, expos and exhibitions that feature successful entrepreneurs, including those from Iloilo, who will share their business learnings and experiences.

In the afternoon, there will be relevant lectures on the basics of entrepreneurship, on how to start a Negosyo, on marketing, product development and training and financial literacy that are useful tools and concepts for all micro, small and medium entrepreneurs.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has lauded Go Negosyo for helping bring out the entrepreneurial spirit of the people during its launch in San Fernando, Pampanga last year. (PIA) [top]

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